The diseases of extra hepatic origin (reactive hepatopathies) resulting in liver dysfunction constituted a significantly large group (26%). Among primary hepatopathies, acute hepatitis formed the largest group (42%) followed by chronic hepatitis (19%). The reactive hepatopathies primarily affected the young dogs of German Shepherds and Labrador Retriever breeds; mean age being 2.93 years. Primary hepatopathies were seen more frequently in Spitz breed of geriatric age (> 8 years). On the whole, no significant difference was seen in the occurrence of liver dysfunction between male and females. However, females were found to suffer more from primary hepatopathies (61.5%) and males from reactive hepatopathies (77.8%). Chronic hepatitis occurred frequently in females than in males (80% vs. 20%).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Indian Veterinary Journal|
|State||Published - Oct 1 2007|
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